Deepak Chopra

About Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra is a world-renowned authority in the field of mind-body healing and a best-selling author of over 55 books (published in over 85 languages) on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. Time Magazine called him the "poet-prophet of alternative medicine". He founded the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California in 1996. Dr Chopra is also an international presenter and keynote speaker.

A Face on a Book

Many years ago, as I scouted book stores for a good read, I saw this face of an Indian man in a business suit on the cover of several books. I was very drawn to his face, and yet every time I picked up one of his books to flip through it and see what it was about, I was overwhelmed with the complexity of the vocabulary in them. I simply thought his subjects were well over my head, and that there was no way I could ever be able to read his material, as intriguing as it seemed.

Quantum physics

Words like Quantum physics and phrases that seemed to belong to chemistry or some elite science, intimidated me. Still, I was curious, and would pick up his book each time, to see if maybe now, something might click and make it readable.

Deepak Chopra lectures with Wayne Dyer

I was pretty close to buying one of his books around 1992, but bought a book by Wayne Dyer instead. However, as a result of buying Wayne Dyer’s book Real Magic: Creating Miracles in Everyday Life, synchronistic events led me to attending one of Wayne’s lectures. What a surprise to find that Deepak Chopra was also a part of the lecture event!

Seeing Deepak in person, and hearing his voice, made all those complicated words so much easier to take in and absorb! I was highly impressed by the scientific back up he gave to support spiritual matters. Here was a man who was finally representing the things that I always believed: that energy and spirit are the same thing. That matter is energy. That we are all connected. That we are all one. That this is all God. It was amazing to hear a doctor whose studies were based in science, explain spirituality in scientific terms.

Since then, I frequently refer to Deepak Chopra as my ‘guru’. He certainly is one of my life’s greatest teachers.

At this particular lecture with Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra, I was at a stage in my life where I was still very shy, easily intimidated and lacking in confidence. There was a book signing opportunity, but I ‘did not feel worthy’ and did not get my books signed. Instead, I lingered in the back, admiring them from a distance, wishing I could muster up the nerve to go and speak to them. I just couldn’t.

Journey to the Boundless

Deepak Chopra adA few years passed. I moved to Calgary in 1994 and I met Lipi and Darren Bagshaw through some motivational seminars they gave. They were wonderful people who helped me a lot in building up my confidence.

We developed a great working relationship, too. Lipi and Darren required a graphic designer to help with marketing materials for their seminar promotions company. I loved working with them, hosting events for some of the top names in the self-help circuit. You can imagine how excited I was in 1997 to find out that they were bringing Deepak Chopra’s 3-day seminar ‘Journey to the Boundless’ to Calgary and Edmonton, in Alberta, Canada.

I set to work creating a binder including the seminar manual, promotional ads, leaflets and posters. What a thrill it was to also be on staff at the event in Calgary, registering attendees and being an assistant throughout the seminar.

In 1992 I was afraid to approach Deepak Chopra for a book signing. In 1997 I was organising a queue for his book signing! No longer was I shy and intimidated. In fact, I asked him to sign two of my books, and chatted and joked with him for a minute or two. What a very, nice, approachable man, really!

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Quotes by Deepak Chopra

Don’t try to steer the river.

The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.

An intention synchronistically organizes its own fulfillment.

Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.

You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.

The more boundless your vision, the more real you are.

The next step in mans evolution will be the survival of the wisest.

Every person is a God in embryo. Its only desire is to be born.

Holding on to anything is like holding on to your breath. You will suffocate. The only way to get anything in the physical universe is by letting go of it. Let go and it will be yours forever.

If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world.

To think is to practice brain chemistry.

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.

“Yet the only reason you believe that you were born is that your parents saw you emerge from the womb. They thought they witnessed the moment when you began to exist, so they spread the rumor that you had been born.” Savitri was astonished…

According to this law [Dharma], you have a unique talent and a unique way of expressing it. There is something that you can do better than anyone else in the whole world – and for every unique talent and unique expression of that talent, there are also unique needs. When these needs are matched with the creative expression of your talent, that is the spark that creates affluence. Expressing your talents to fulfill needs creates unlimited wealth and abundance.

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